Praxair, a leading supplier of industrial gases to the steel industry, has joined the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) as a charter member.
Praxair products supplied to the steel industry include pipeline volumes of oxygen, nitrogen and argon sourced from air, and hydrogen and carbon dioxide from reformed natural gas.
The addition of Praxair to SMSVC supports the consortiuma��s objective to engage critical steel industry suppliers. Suppliers who join the consortium benefit from direct interaction with steel manufacturers leading to better marketing opportunities and enhanced relationship development. Other charter members include AK Steel, ArcelorMittal, NUCOR, Steel Dynamics Inc., SSAB, and U. S. Steel.
The mission of the consortium is to use simulation and visualization technologies to make steel manufacturing more viable across its value chain. Projects will be conducted in the critical areas of operational efficiency, energy efficiency, reliability and maintenance, workplace safety, workforce development, environmental impact, raw materials and smart manufacturing. Companies interested in becoming members and participating in the project selection process should enroll now.
For more information, visit www.steelconsortium.org.